Soft Targets Have Concerned Security Officials For Years

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The finish line at the Boston Marathon was a classic soft target for a terrorist: hundreds of people gathered in a close place, with minimal barriers to entry for someone desiring to inflict casualties. The Boston bombing was the first successful attempt of its kind since the 1996 bombing at the Atlanta Olympics. Counterterrorism officials now worry about the danger of copycat bombings, but there may be good reasons attacks like this have not been attempted more often.

Source: NPR


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